Famous Dyslexics

Dyslexia can be a positive advantage

Although dyslexia creates difficulties in particular areas for children, students, and adults, dyslexic people frequently enjoy above average physical co-ordination skills, empathy, and can be artistically gifted.

The greatest barrier to success is the lack of confidence and low self-esteem that can experienced. With accurate diagnosis and appropriate help, a dyslexic person can live a rewarding life and enjoy a successful career. There are thousands of examples of well-known dyslexic people who have achieved this, including:

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Muhammad Ali – Former Boxer
Fred Astaire – Actor & Dancer
Damon Albarn – Singer / Song writer
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David Bailey – Photographer
Orlando Bloom – Actor
Richard Branson – Entrepreneur
Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor
Darcey Bussell – Ballet dancer
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Cher – Singer
Agatha Christie – Writer
Tom Cruise – Actor
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Roald Dahl – Author
Leonardo da Vinci – Artist
Walt Disney – Film producer
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Thomas Edison – Inventor
Albert Einstein – Scientist
Ben Elton – Comedian
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Harrison Ford – Actor
Michael Faraday – Chemist and Physicist
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Noel Gallagher – Singer
Whoopi Goldberg – Actor
Bill Gates – Microsoft Chairman
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Tommy Hilfiger – Designer
Anthony Hopkins – Actor
Dustin Hoffman – Actor
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John Irving – Author & Screenwriter
Eddie Izzard – Comedian
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Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple
Magic Johnson – Basketball player
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Nigel Kennedy – Violinist
Keira Knightley – Actor
Ingvar Kamprad – Founder of Ikea
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John Lennon – Musician
Carl Lewis – Olympic Athelete
Sandy Lyle – Golfer
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Artist and designer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Composer
James Martin – Chef
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Dominic O’Brien – Word memory champion
Jamie Oliver – Chef
Ozzy Osbourne – Rock star
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Theo Paphitis – TV ‘Dragon’ & Businessman
Pablo Picasso – Artist
Prince Harry
Princess Beatrice
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Sir Steven Redgrave – Olympic rower
Guy Ritchie – Director
Lord Richard Rogers – Architect
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Eric Shipton – Mountaineer and explorer
Sir Jackie Stewart – Racing driver
Steven Spielberg – Director
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Liv Tyler – Actor
Billy Bob Thornton – Actor
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Henry Winkler – Actor
Andy Warhol – Artist
Zoe Wannamaker – Actor
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William Butler Yeats – Poet
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Benjamin Zephaniah – Poet
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